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Kanishka

4.4
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449 reviews
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£41 and over
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Indian
Kanishka in the heart of Mayfair focusses on the unexplored cuisine from seven sisters of India - THE NORTHEAST which is - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura & Sikkim.

It has a food culture that is as vibrant as its heritage and as beautiful as its people. From lanes packed with humble carts serving speciality dishes, to rows of eateries that overflow onto roads, the streets of Northeast India are a gastronomic kaleidoscope.

It is our humble attempt to bring this enchanting cuisine & culture in the heart of Mayfair through our experimental yet honest cooking at Kanishka.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Bollywood Gala Dinner

Aug 30, 2020 only·Sun 18:00-23:45

4 feast style sharing dishes and a cocktail on arrival £40pp. Live DJ until late. Dressing up is encouraged!

It's my Birthday!

Jul 23, 2020-Sep 23, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:45 17:00-21:00, Wed-Sat 12:00-14:45 17:30-22:30

Birthday celebration? Book for 6 guests or more and receive a complimentary Prosecco and canapes for your table.

Ladies who Lunch

Jul 23, 2020-Sep 23, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:45, Wed-Sat 12:00-14:45

3 delicious courses with a Kanishka Bellini on arrival for £35pp.

Atul Kochhar's Luxurious Tasting Menu

Jul 13, 2020-Sep 12, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:00 17:00-20:00, Wed-Sat 12:00-14:00 17:30-20:45

Atul Kochhar's Tasting Menu £110pp. Wine pairings are an additional cost: £60pp for premium pairing wines and £85pp for deluxe pairing wines. Vegetarian tasting menu also available.

King Kanishka’s Tasting Menu

Aug 3, 2020-Sep 12, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:00 17:00-20:00, Wed-Fri 12:00-14:00 17:30-20:45

King Kanishka’s Tasting Menu £55pp. Vegetarian tasting menu also available.

Date Night

Jul 23, 2020-Sep 23, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:45 17:00-21:00, Wed-Sat 12:00-14:45 17:30-22:30

Treat yourself to a gorgeous date day or night in Mayfair. Tasting menu for 2 guests £220 with a complimentary glass of champagne and table request available.

Festival Street Bar

Jul 13, 2020-Sep 12, 2020·Fri 12:30-22:00, Sat 12:00-22:00

Enjoy dining outside the restaurant alongside our festival street bar. Booking recommended, £20pp deposit will be taken for these bookings.

Atul Kochhar's Delectable Set Lunch Menu

Jul 13, 2020-Sep 12, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:45, Wed-Sat 12:00-14:45

Atul Kochhar's Set Lunch Menu £29 for 2 courses, £35 for 3 courses.

What 449 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnaP
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and attentive service would not hesitant to recommend

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Foodfan
London
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very pleasant & friendly staff Food was innovative, tasty & enjoyable. Terrace surrounds was wonderful - very airy & safe !
Much appreciated the b'day treat for a guest's belated b'day.
Will definitely go back again.

JA
JackieA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

We (four of us) had the tasting menu and really enjoyed it all except course 6 which was like a normal main course size and we were too full by then to eat it all! We weren't expecting this on the tasting menu and would have much proffered another small course. The wait between each course was also quite long so it was very late by the time we finished eating. I would recommend booking a table for early evening if you choose the tasting menu.

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Sush
Oxford
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall the food was really nice, my only moan was that they gave a bread basket for £10/- which is fine as that had 3 breads ... after that we ordered an extra bread and then they charged £5/- for 1 roti

Which is no less than extortion I think !

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was lovely and atmosphere was good given the way tables were spread out. This was the third time we have been to Kanishka and will definitely be booking again.

JH
JossH
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was my second visit to Kanishka and it was just as special as the first. Great food and service. The atmosphere wasn’t as good as the first visit but due to the current climate that can be understandable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic guys!! Just fantastic! I gave my feedback to the manager already, but wants to write here as well!! From a coriander sauce to the food itself it was amazing! I visited a restaurant before them which is again a high class Indian restaurant. And after that I was expecting something average from the restaurant! But from the first bite of that chef special to my last sip of Moroccan tea! I appreciated the level of restaurant they have maintained! Five stars!! Outstanding, Fantabulous!

JA
vipJA353
London
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal - the tasting menu was rounded, interesting and portion size was thoughtful so that you could enjoy every course without feeling overloaded. Service was exceptional and the waitress took time to talk us through each course and the flavours.

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Bill
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had the tasting menu on Friday that was fantastic, the manager and staff were great, answered any questions we had and made us feel welcome.

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Gillianw
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first meal in London since lockdown, tables well spaced out. A lovely experience and great food and wine. A travelzoo present from friend we upgraded the starter and one main, all delicious. A lovely relaxing lunch with great service. We will be back👍

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Monika
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food. Good portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fantastic service. Already recommended to many and will continue to do so

BD
vipBenD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really incredible twist on your standard Indian. Very well done and great service. Bit pricey but ultimately worth it

Kanishka
Responded on 28 July 2020

Thank you for taking your time and giving us such a lovely review. We are glad to know that we met your expectations, We look forward to welcoming you back here at Kanishka. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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MaryLou1976
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A couple of friends and I decided to treat our now ex boss as her retirement lunch. Upon arrival we took seats (prebooked) at the bar for cocktails, and spent some time chatting before being shown to our table, at this point we were the only people in the restaurant so felt very special! We were given plenty of time to look at the menu, and the waiter explained a couple of the dishes to us and gave his recommendations. I had the sea bass for starter which was cooked to perfection, we all ordered the mono to share which was also delicious. Mains, 3 of us chose salmon and one chicken, the salmon was amazing and the tastiest coconut sauce, we ordered 2 side dishes, rice and potatoes which was plenty to share. For dessert 2 had panacotta which was lovely and two of us had chocolate tart. We were given a plate with a chocolate brownie and “happy retirement” written on it which was a lovely touch and each given a small espresso martini. Also we were given a plate of mixed sweet treats, chocolate truffles, pistachio and white chocolate fudge and lemon cheesecake. The waiting staff were attentive, professional but friendly and knowledgeable, one particularly so, unfortunately we did not get his name. All in all we had a lovely experience and it made a very special day

Kanishka
Responded on 28 July 2020

Thank you for taking your time and giving us such a lovely review. We are glad to know that we met your expectations, We look forward to welcoming you back here at Kanishka. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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JignaP
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First meal out since lock down, absolutely fantastic. Atul Kochhar was present- great to see his enthusiasm and commitment through these unprecedented times.

Kanishka
Responded on 28 July 2020

Thank you for taking your time and giving us such a lovely review. We are glad to know that we met your expectations, We look forward to welcoming you back here at Kanishka. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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CambsSandD
Cambridge
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

The most disappointing Indian meal we have ever had in the Uk.

Kanishka
Responded on 23 July 2020

Hi CambsSandD, We hope you are well, thank you for your feedback. Firstly, we would like to apologise that the experience was not up to your standards. As we replied on your trip advisor feedback, please do drop us an email and give us the opportunity to fully investigate this matter. We take each complaint very seriously as we do hold our restaurant to the highest standards. Kind regards, The Kanishka Team

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Karla
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, lovely staff. We’ll be back for more ;)

Kanishka
Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you for taking your time and giving us such a lovely review. We are glad to know that we met your expectations, We look forward to welcoming you back here at Kanishka. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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vipJabdool
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu and all food was exquisite in taste. Excellent portion sizes from a vast and varied menu. Service was attentive. Great value from the set menu too. Will be back.

Kanishka
Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you for taking your time and giving us such a lovely review. We are glad to know that we met your expectations, We look forward to welcoming you back here at Kanishka. Kind Regards, Team Kanishka

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MaxwellClarke1
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional food

CM
ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food is excellent , very original ....... but with quality comes a price , its not cheap !

Service is as good as the food , everyone should eat here once just to sample the delights on offer , definitely right up there with the best quality restaurant food ive ever sampled and I ve been to a lot of good restaurants !

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vipNick
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First meal post lockdown. LOVELY!!

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Russ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on 4th July, the first day it re-opened and was more than comfortable with the space between tables and the waiters. The food is spectacular, highly recommend the Monkfish and Tikka Pie

JO
vipJytteO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Kanishka. This time we tried the tasting menu which was amazing. We already look forward to our next time at Kanishka:-)

Kanishka
Responded on 17 April 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to receive your compliments and appreciation. We have passed your great feedback onto the wider team as well. We hope to see here again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Kanishka Team